Journal Article

Household Type and the Demographic Transition

Brian J. L. Berry
Population and Environment
Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jan., 2000), pp. 281-293
Published by: Springer
https://www.jstor.org/stable/27503704
Page Count: 13
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Household Type and the Demographic Transition
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Abstract

Demographic transition theorists postulate a post-transition steady state predicated on the nuclear family. This study reveals that other family types--community and anomic/polygynous--will, if they persist, produce different steady states at higher levels of infant mortality and fertility. Only if family type changes as countries modernize will the transition theorists' post-transition steady state be achieved.